January 23, 2013
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, OPI educator Dawn Sharp shows how to do an acrylic backfill.
November 19, 2012
A regular service required to maintain artificial nails; sometimes called a rebalance.
May 10, 2012
Vicki Peters demonstrates how to do an acrylic backfill, using a technique where she places dots on the extension with a pencil that serve as a guide for trenching a new smile line with an e-file.
October 19, 2011
A demonstration of an acrylic backfill using a variety of Kupa bits.
January 2, 2011
A backfill is a technical term for doing a fill on a set of pink-and-whites; it is usually done with an electric file and involves taking down the surface of the nail so the smile line can be “re-created.
July 1, 2009
This method for backfilling pink-and-white enhancements takes only a few seconds to learn, but it can save minutes on your service times and give you beautiful, laser-crisp smile lines. Lammers says once you’ve mastered this technique, you’ll wonder why you did it any other way.
April 1, 2009
OPI educator and guest artist Lynn Ackerson-Warren gives some quick tips on acrylic backfills.
December 30, 2008
Electric file tutorial by Joseph Pham, You Tube user doiamailbox.
Using an e-file to drill out new smile line after French tip has grown out by You Tube user nailzoo.
May 14, 2008
Doing a no-fill-line backfill with Greg Salo
January 1, 2008
Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.
April 1, 2005
Kupa has created a bit that makes backfills easier and faster.
February 1, 2004
An electric file can be used in a variety of services — provided you know how to use it properly. Use this guide to help you master techniques and improve your use and knowledge of this handy tool.
February 1, 2003
Doing a backfill with an electric file can help you achieve faster and more accurate results.
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